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What Happens if I Get Fired From My Babysitting Job?

Tiffany Smith
July 24, 2017

It happened. You were fired. And you're angry or disappointed or embarrassed. But, just like with anything else in life, what's important is how you react and rebound. Handling rejection with grace is a skill and something all of us will strive to master over the course of our lives.

Rejection builds character. Try to look at the positives: What did you learn from your babysitting experience? Were you fired because you were consistently late? Think about ways you can improve upon your punctuality and reliability. Did you ignore the house rules or were the rules unclear? Be in better communication with the next family you sit for.

Use this time to improve upon your babysitting skills. Take a class to brush up on your babysitting basics. Become CPR certified. Try to connect with other babysitters in your area. It might be a good idea to meet with peers to discuss the pros and cons of babysitting and assess whether it's something you are truly suited for.

>>Have more babysitting questions? Return to the main Babysitting FAQs.

Tiffany Smith is the senior associate editor here at Care.com. She has written for All You, Time for Kids and the Boston Globe. And as a former babysitter, she knows a lot about fun games to play with kids. Getting them to eat their veggies -- that’s a different story! Follow her on Twitter @tiffanyiswrite.

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